Fleas Are More Than Just Gross


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Dr. Michael Lappin

Fleas are more than just gross; they can be dangerous for your pets and even for you, according to Dr. Michael Lappin, professor Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Fleas can pass on tapeworms, and also discussed is Bartonella henselae or cat scratch fever.

The most common allergy in cats is not either food allergies or environmental allergies, it is actually an allergy to a protein in flea bites causing flea allergy dermatitis.

Dr. Lappin discusses flea prevention in cats – and indeed it is all about prevention.